Family Section

Welcome to the Family Section - the community for family and children lawyers


Family Section seminar: Pensions on divorce - another witches’ brew (Cardiff, 22 February 2017)

Pensions experts Rhys Taylor of 30 Park Place and financial planning specialist Paul Cobley discuss the changes to state pensions, how the court should approach pensions in light of pension freedoms, and pensions within financial remedies on divorce 

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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice


Oxfordshire County Council's childcare team goes paperless

21 December 2015

Oxfordshire County Council’s legal team could be saying a permanent goodbye to filing after successfully completing their first ‘paperless’ case.


How not to be an emotionally resilient lawyer

6 October 2015By

In the second installment on emotional health for lawyers, Julian Hall takes a look at the behaviours that undermine our sense of wellbeing

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The trainee’s perspective: My training contract in family lawSubscription

23 November 2016By

Kirsty Bone looks back over her training contract at Jefferies Essex LLP, working with Karen Dovaston, a member of the Family Section advisory group

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Book review: Unbundling Family Legal Services ToolkitSubscription

23 November 2016By

Tony Roe reviews the Law Society’s new title on unbundling in the family sector

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Family Section Exclusive: Access to content from Family Law Hub

22 November 2016

We are pleased to announce a new Family Section membership benefit and offer you exclusive free access to topical webinars and monthly case notes from Family Law Hub

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

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Setting up shop: how to start up a small law firm (8 September)

This event will provide practical advice on setting up your own firm

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Webinar: Conducting care proceedings in the Family Court (18 May 2016)

This webinar, inclusive in Family Section membership for 2016, will give a practical overview and advocacy tips, including on threshold, evidence, fact-finding and expert witnesses. Listen now!

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FAQ: Precedents for bare trusts

23 November 2016

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for bare trusts

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FAQ: Responsibility for bundle preparation where the applicant is an LiP

21 July 2016

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service outlines responsibilities for preparting the court bundle where the applicant is unrepresented

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October instalment of the Family Law Hub

24 November 2016

Welcome to the October instalment of the Family Law Hub update.

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September instalment of Family Law Hub

7 October 2016

We give you exclusive free access to case notes and webinars on a range of topical issues through our monthly updates provided by Family Law Hub. 

Family Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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